Richie Incognito, other Dolphins harassed Jonathan Martin — report
ASSOCIATED PRESS February 14, 2014 10:14AM
FILE - In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito watches during an NFL football practice at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. Suspended Dolphins guard Incognito sent text messages to teammate Jonathan Martin that were racist and threatening, two people familiar with the situation said Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins and NFL haven't disclosed the nature of the misconduct that led to Incognito's suspension. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
NEW YORK — An NFL ordered-investigation found Jonathan Martin was subjected to “a pattern of harassment” that included racist slurs and vicious sexual taunts about his mother and sister by three Miami Dolphin teammates.
The report said Richie Incognito, who the Dolphins suspended in November, offensive linemen John Jerry and Mike Pouncey harassed Martin, as well as another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.
Lawyer Ted Wells released his report Friday.
Wells says his inquiry found Martin was routinely taunted and ridiculed. The other player, whose name was not released, was “subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching,” while the assistant trainer was subjected to racial slurs.
The report rejected claims that Martin made up the claims of abuse.
Martin left the team in October, saying he was harassed daily by teammates.